‘Yours Jayanti’, is a web series dedicated to ‘Acoustic String Instruments’, featuring Shri Jayanti Gosher, the man behind the beautiful mandolin melody of Dil Waale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Maine Pyaar Kiya. He has his expertise in multiple instruments such as mandolin, banjo, rabab, guitar, oud among others.
He has been winning the hearts of audiences for over four decades, playing his acoustic string instruments for some of the biggest Bollywood hits and worked with notable musicians such as Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Talat Aziz amidst of several others.
When asked about the diminishing use of acoustic string instruments in today’s trend, Shri Gosher stated
“Earlier music arrangers used to know how to play the instrument, the limitation of an instrument, how it works, where to use that and in what situation. Nowadays, music composers are not creating music through an instrument, they are creating sounds using devices or tools which is degrading the value of an instrument. Making a hit song is different and composing a good music is very different.”
The first episode of ‘Yours Jayanti’ was released on 14 November 2017. It will be followed by five more episodes that will feature a different instrument in each episode.
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